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Pittsburgh is rich in arts and culture, due to an incredible pool of talent and a foundation community that generously supports the arts. On any given day, you'll find much to do, from visiting world-class museums to live performances, concerts and gallery shows. Support the arts! Find at least one new thing to do every month. You'll be better off, and so will Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh famous: Davon Magwood

Local comedian Davon Magwood is on the brink. He's about to record his first album at the Rex then move to New York. Flying the nest means taking a risk, but it's one he is willing to chance given the prospect of bringing his brand of subtle, race-conscious comedy to the masses.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: River of Words inaugurates City of Asylum's Garden-to-Garden Artway

Venezuelan writer Israel Centeno and visual artists, Carolina Arnal and Gisela Romero collaborate on "River of Words," the first of five temporary public art commissions being installed along City of Asylum Pittsburgh’s Garden-to-Garden Artway.

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There's no place like home: A Q&A with Pittsburgh-born ceramic artist Nicole Aquillano

The Society For Contemporary Craft's summer resident, Nicole Aquillano, creates usable, ceramic art deeply rooted in place. Her inspiration comes from a longing she often feels for the home where she grew up in Beaver County.

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Local biz in da' Burgh: A Q&A with Dan Rugh of Commonwealth Press

Commonwealth Press is the perfect example of the Pittsburgh startup dream—an entrepreneurial web designer made good. Learn more about how Dan Rugh translated tech and design skills into a successful branding firm and silk screen press.

The Baron family Croatian tamburitza band, Dormont, 1930.

Photographic memory

The Hillman Photography Initiative is collecting Pittsburgher's photos to construct a visual history of the city called A People's History of Pittsburgh.
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